Observation 147096: Alpova trappei Fogel
When: 2013-10-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: At first, thought this oddity was just the common Melanogaster. But after checking the Field Guide, realized this is quite close to Alopva trappei, if not that in fact. Alpova is apparently a name on the way out. It is due to be absorbed into the Rhizopogonaceae soon.

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Dark brown as dug from the ground, with some black areas on peridium. If you look closely at the bottom of the sporocarp, you should see rhizomorphs which in this case are very thin, concolorous with the sporocarp, and come together at the base.
Gleba is gel-filled, with yellow or whitish sterile chamber walls. Matt Trappe’s photo is the Field Guide shows mostly white interior veins with yellow veins near the peridium. This appears oppposite. But then, it was much larger than the sporocarp in Field Guide, too.
Yellow veins near peridium, central gleba with more white veins, very damp. Outer peridium with yellow-brown rhizomorphs.
Dark brown gleba, odor fruity and aromatic.

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